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Heart of Darkness
An Anthology (Lords of the Underworld)
by Gena Showalter (Dec 29, 2009)
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From the masters of paranormal romance, three brand-new tales of seductionThe Darkest Angel by Gena ShowalterA Lords of the Underworld taleAn iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never known lust, until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysande...
Stroke of Midnight
by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Nov 02, 2004)
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In an unseen world that lurks in the shadows, they roam the night--feral, passionate, and dangerous. And when their world touches ours, a primitive desire takes hold, leaving mere mortals powerless in its wake...Four of romance's most intriguing authors have come together to create a mesmerizing anthology--unforgettable tales of vampires, shapeshif...
Midnight Pleasures
by Amanda Ashley (Nov 17, 2003)
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Handsome and sensual, surrounded by an aura of danger, mystery, and the forbidden, a lover steps from the shadows. But is he mortal? Or is he an ancient god, a sorcerer, or a mythical beast who can possess a woman's heart...and her very soul?Four of romance's most popular authors have created this spellbinding collection of stores filled with dark ...
The Voice That Is Great Within Us
American Poetry of the Twentieth Century (Bantam Classics)
by Hayden Carruth (Sep 01, 1983)
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This famous anthology includes the works of more than 130 major American poets of the modern period--Robert Frost, Paul Goodman, Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks among them--along with short biographies of each....
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Hot Blooded
by Christine Feehan (Aug 31, 2004)
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When the sun goes down, four women will discover the man they desire within the beast that drives them wild in this sexy paranormal romance collection that includes an original Carpathain novella...“Dark Hunger” by New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan In a dark jungle, a beautiful activist liberates animals from a secret laboratory—an...
Playing Easy to Get
by Kresley Cole (Feb 07, 2006)
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New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon and rising stars Jaid Black and Kresley Cole unlock the pleasures and perils of embracing the boldest and most powerful of lovers -- 100% alpha males -- in three sensually erotic tales. Discover the physical rapture of his muscular arms.... Become a prisoner of passion, swept away by an encounter w...
The Weird
A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
by Jeff VanderMeer (May 08, 2012)
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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.Exotic and esoteric, The Weird...
Bitten By Cupid
by Lynsay Sands (Jan 12, 2010)
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WITH THEIR VERY LIVES AT STAKE, LOVE WAS THE LAST THING ON THEIR MINDS. BUT THEN THEY WERE...
Irregulars
Stories by Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Ginn Hale and Astrid Amara
by Josh Lanyon (Mar 14, 2012)
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It’s a secret international organization operating in cities on every continent. It polices relations between the earthly realm and those beyond this world, enforcing immigration laws, the transfers of magical artifacts, and crimes against humanity.The agents who work for the NATO Irregular Affairs Division can’t tell anyone what they do, or how ha...
Dead After Dark
by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dec 25, 2018)
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With these four tales of paranormal romance, it's never been hotter to be close to death...Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn KenyonAngelia has fought her entire life to make herself strong. Now, with her patria under fire, she has to protect her people from Fury and his werewolf clan. Vowing to bring him to justice, Angelia sets out alone... until th...
Supernatural
by Larissa Ione (Sep 01, 2011)
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Vampire Fight Club by Larissa Ione: When a wave of violence forces shape shifter Vladlena to go undercover, her first stop is a haven of vice - with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge. Both Vladlena and Nathan are hiding something, but they can't conceal the lust that simmers between them...Darkness Eternal by Alexandra Ivy: After being held captive...
Night Shift
by Nalini Singh (Nov 25, 2014)
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Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance plunge readers into the dangerous, captivating world unearthed beyond the dark...New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with ...
Out of this World
by J. D. Robb (Aug 01, 2001)
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Love, Supernatural StyleLove is the universal language. And nowhere is this more apparent than in these extraordinary stories from four of today’s hottest authors. From a futuristic cop caught in a crisis of the heart to a smoldering vision of an unusual love triangle, from the hunger for a human touch on an alien planet to a witch’s desperate sear...
Beyond the Dark
by Lora Leigh (Dec 01, 2009)
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Burning Up
by Angela Knight (Aug 03, 2010)
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Passion runs as hot as a fever dream in these all-new stories by four New York Times bestselling provocateurs of the paranormal...In Angela Knights's Blood and Roses, a vampire warrior and his seductive captor join forces to stop a traitor from unleashing an army of demonic predators on their kingdom.New in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series is W...
The Magical Christmas Cat
by Lora Leigh (Oct 07, 2008)
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Put a little "meow" in their stocking this year with these tales of Christmas and felines―from beloved bestselling authors!New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and top-selling authors Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, and Linda Winstead Jones have a special gift for readers this year: heartwarming holiday stories featuring passionate romance, pa...
Love at First Bite
by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Oct 03, 2006)
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PRIMAL KISSES, EROTIC SECRETS. ETERNAL PASSION.Sink your teeth into these sexy paranormal stories from some of today's hottest authors.Until Death Do We Part by Sherrilyn KenyonOver five hundred years ago, Esperetta’s soul was bound to her husband’s by dark magic, and when Velkan became a Dark-Hunter, to her horror, she became immortal as well. Now...
Hot for the Holidays
by Lora Leigh (Sep 29, 2009)
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Featuring four all-new novellas of sensual surprises and seasonal spirits, this collection includes a new tale of the Breeds from Lora Leigh and a return to the world of the Mageverse from Angela Knight....
Haunted by Your Touch
by Jeaniene Frost (Oct 26, 2010)
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In this multi-author anthology, danger beckons in these captivating paranormal tales that will tempt readers to the edge -- and leave them begging for more!...
Angels of Darkness
by Nalini Singh (Oct 04, 2011)
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1 Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh — In the spellbinding universe of the Guild Hunters, a vampire becomes obsessed with the seductive angel who rules the Louisiana territory. But in her court, all is not what it appears to be.2 Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews — A woman is kidnapped into a world divided by a superhuman civil war. As the captive of an i...
Hot Spell
by Emma Holly (Nov 07, 2006)
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Venture into a world beyond the ordinary, where the dark passions and voracious appetites of vampires, werewolves, demons, and a few undaunted mortals combine to unleash a potent spell....
Inked
by Karen Chance (Jan 05, 2010)
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Four of today's hottest urban fantasy writers together for the first time! From today's most provocative authors come four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance exploring body art that is more than it seems-in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves its mark. This captivating tattoo theme surrounds each author's popular characters...
Mean Streets
by Jim Butcher (Jan 05, 2010)
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Jim Butcher delivers a hard-boiled tale in which Harry Dresden’s latest case may be his last.Nightside dweller John Taylor is hired by a woman to find something she lost—her memory—in a noir tale from Simon R. Green.Kat Richardson’s Greywalker finds herself in too deep when a “simple job” goes bad and Harper Blaine is enmeshed in a tangle of dark s...
Hexed
by Ilona Andrews (Jun 07, 2011)
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Four of the bestselling names in romance and fantasy come together in this collection of thrilling novellas featuring powerful women who know how to handle a hex or two.New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews spins “Magic Dreams.” Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau finds herself in deep waters when she must challenge a dark being to a battl...
Enthralled
by Lora Leigh (Jul 02, 2013)
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They Have the Power To Hold You Spellbound, To Captivate Your Senses, and to Keep You Forever in Their Control....
An Enchanted Season
by Nalini Singh (Nov 03, 2009)
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Give readers a gift-new stories from a bestselling lineup of romance authors. It's the time of year when dreams come true, miracles happen every day, and love is the greatest gift of all... The holidays always seem to bring out the best in everyone, with heartfelt hugs for long-missed friends, sincere smiles in the spirit of the season, and a fee...
Wild Thing
by Maggie Shayne (Jan 06, 2009)
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New York Times bestselling authors Maggie Shayne and Marjorie Liu join two hot talents in an anthology of all-new sexy paranormal romance. New York Times bestselling authors Maggie Shayne and Marjorie M. Liu, and sizzling newcomers Alyssa Day and Meljean Brook discover the wild instinct in everyone with four all-new stories of feral heat. Fans will...
Dark and Stormy Knights
by P. Elrod (Jul 20, 2010)
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9 stories from the hottest writers in paranormal fantasy. 1. A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels, #0.5) by Ilona Andrews: Kate Daniels guards shifter Saiman, less trustworthy than the enemy.2. Even Hand (Dresden Files, #11.6) by Jim Butcher: "Gentleman" John Marcone, Chicago's most dangerous crime lord, fights water demon with defenses against Whit...
Unbound
by Kim Harrison (Jan 01, 2009)
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1 Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison - Pixy Jenks faces murderous dryad locked inside statue 2 Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost - Bones, faces New Orleans ghouls who eat victims alive - horror 3 Dark Matters by Vicki Pettersson - JJ superhero has illicit affair with Shadow agent Solange 4 The Dead, the Damned, and the Forgotten by Jocelynn Drake - Savanna...
Must Love Hellhounds
by Charlaine Harris (Sep 07, 2010)
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In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes…and everything bites.The Britlingens Go to Hell: Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets. Angels’ Judgment: Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of nonlethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the enti...
Weddings from Hell
by Maggie Shayne (May 27, 2008)
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Some marriages are made in heaven . . . Some are not.What happens when "the happiest day of your life" turns into a nightmare? Forget the drunken best man or the bridesmaid dresses from the '80s . . . none of these wedding day disasters can compare to a cursed bride determined to make it down the aisle, or a vampire who is about to disrupt your wed...
Over the Moon
by Angela Knight (Jan 02, 2007)
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Three bestselling superstars and one exciting new voice in paranormal romance in a hot new anthology. When it comes to sexy werewolves, fairies, and magic, there's only one place for readers to go this winter: Over the Moon. Angela Knight ventures to the borders of Mageverse, a land ruled by vampire knights. MaryJanice Davidson returns to the wi...
Hex Appeal
by Ilona Andrews (May 10, 2016)
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Fall under the intoxicating spell of their hex appeal…In the magical world that lies hidden beneath our own, witches and conjurers play deadly games. They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kiss—or raise him back again. And they’re not afraid to exact sweet revenge on those who dare to cross them. But what if you’re the unlucky soul w...
An Apple for the Creature
by Charlaine Harris (Aug 05, 2014)
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Includes a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story!What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Your worst school nightmares—taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school ...
Hotter Than Hell
by Kim Harrison (Jun 24, 2008)
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Beyond the boundaries of the everyday is an unseen realm where anything you imagine is possible. Your demon lover is waiting for you in the shadows, ready to fulfill your secret wishes and most dangerous fantasies. Here passion has a face and form both titillating and terrifying—and love has teeth and claws. Get ready to give in to your craving for...
Never After
by Laurell K. Hamilton (Oct 27, 2009)
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The bonds of love...The bonds of matrimony...The bonds between husband and wife... Let's face it-some bonds are made to be broken.Here, for the first time ever, are four stories from today's most provocative authors that take the classic idea of the "faerie tale wedding" and give it a swift kick in the bustle.“Can He Bake a Cherry Pie?” by Laurell ...
Warriors
by George R.R. Martin (Mar 16, 2010)
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From George R.R. Martin’s Introduction to Warriors:“People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every lite...
Scottish Brides
by Christina Dodd (Sep 29, 2009)
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an alternate cover edition can be found hereA land of legend and wild beauty--of clans, lairds, honor, and passion--Scotland forever stirs the soul to romance. Now, in one incomparable volume, four of Avon Romance's bestselling authors present stirring tales of hearts won and weddings to be, featuring a quartet of unforgettable heroines about to di...
Holidays Are Hell
by Kim Harrison (Jan 01, 2007)
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This holiday, spend quality time with family and loved ones—living and dead . . .There's no place like home for the horrordays—unless you'd prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost-infested graveyard . . . or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams. The (black) magical season is here—and whether it's a solstic...
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
by P. N. Elrod (Dec 26, 2007)
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Nine popular fantasy and paranormal romance authors celebrate marital bliss supernatural style in a collection of honeymoon tales populated by demons, vampires, shape-shifters, magic-users, and other unusual characters in an anthology featuring works by Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, P.N. Elrod, Caitlin Kittredge, Marjorie M. Liu, Kat...
Cravings
by Laurell K. Hamilton (Jun 29, 2004)
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Four favorite authors present their favorite characters in all-new tales of bloodlust, appetites that must be sated again and again, and the passion that feeds them."Beyond the Ardeur" (An Anita Blake tale) By Laurell K. HamiltonAnita is attending a friend's wedding when Nathaniel, her pomme de sang, makes known in no uncertain terms that he wants ...
The Eternal Kiss
13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
by Trisha Telep (Jul 28, 2009)
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There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephenie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want!This collection of original tales comes from some of th...
No Rest for the Witches
by MaryJanice Davidson (Oct 02, 2007)
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MaryJanice Davidson "The Majicka"Life's a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates--a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie…especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love? Lori Handeland "Voodoo Moon"For Devil's Fork-based FBI Agent Dana Duran, the only way to fight a supernatural serial kill...
The Guy Next Door
An Anthology (Hqn)
by Lori Foster (Feb 22, 2011)
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Three sexy new spring-fling novellas from three of today's hottest contemporary romance authors!Ready, Set, Jett by Lori FosterA vacation from her no-strings romance with her sexy next-door neighbor. That's what Natalie Alexander needs to get her head—and heart—together. But her solo trip south turns into a disaster when gorgeous Jett Sutter turns ...
Shadowed Souls
by Jim Butcher (Nov 01, 2016)
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In this dark and gritty collection—featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman—nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil..Unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter...
Dates From Hell
by Kim Harrison (Mar 28, 2006)
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1 Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil by Kim Harrison - Ivy and vampire Art are partners on homicide case for Inderland Security.2 The Claire Switch Project by Lynsay Sands - Claire, new shapeshifter, accepts dates for school reunion with crush Kyle and his sister Jill. 3 Chaotic by Kelley Armstrong - Half-demon Hope is sent to museum gala by men...
Four Dukes and a Devil
by Cathy Maxwell (Jun 30, 2009)
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Fall in love with the unpredictable and irresistible dukes (and one dog named Duke) of Four Dukes and a Devil. Join New York Times bestselling authors Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, and Tracy Anne Warren, along with USA Today bestselling author Elaine Fox and RITA Award winner Sophia Nash, for tales of noble danger and devilish desire.Delicate youn...
Enthralled
Paranormal Diversions
by Melissa Marr (Sep 20, 2011)
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A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, K...
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
by L. A. Banks (Jan 01, 2006)
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Werewolves, vampires, witches, voodoo, Elvis---and weddingsAn "ordinary" wedding can get crazy enough, so can you imagine what happens when otherworldly creatures are involved? Nine of the hottest authors of paranormal fiction answer that question in this delightful collection of supernatural wedding stories. What's the seating plan when rival clan...
Songs of Love and Death
All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love
by Gardner Dozois (Nov 16, 2010)
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Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love“Love Hurts” copyright © 2010 by Jim Butcher“The Marrying Maid” copyright © 2010 by Jo Beverley“Rooftops” copyright © 2010 by Carrie Vaughn LLC“Hurt Me” copyright © 2010 by M. L. N. Hanover“Demon Lover” copyright © 2010 by Cecelia Holland“The Wayfarer’s Advice” copyright © 2010 by Meli...
Chicks Kick Butt
by Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (Jun 07, 2011)
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Today’s women don’t stand around waiting for a hero. These days, women are quite capable of solving their own problems and slaying their own dragons (or demons, as the case may be).In this all-new anthology, Kerrie L. Hughes and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine have collected original stories from thirteen of today’s most exciting urb...
Grim
by Julie Kagawa (Feb 25, 2014)
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Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today: Ellen Hopkins Amanda Hocking Julie Kagawa Claudia Gray Rachel Hawkins Kimberly Derting Myra McEntire Malinda Lo Sarah Rees-Brennan Jackson Pearce Christine Johnson Jeri Smith Ready Shaun Davi...
Hungry Hearts
13 Tales of Food & Love
by Elsie Chapman (Jun 18, 2019)
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From some of your favorite bestselling and critically acclaimed authors—including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco—comes a collection of interconnected short stories that explore the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives of thirteen teens.A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confect...
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
by Charlaine Harris (Oct 07, 2008)
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Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, this hair-raising holiday collection includes fifteen original tales—including an original Sookie Stackhouse story.The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone- particularly lycanthropes. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest, saddest werewolf tales by an out...
Down These Strange Streets
by George R. R. Martin (Dec 04, 2012)
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Urban fantasy where mystery waits at the end of every alley and things that go bump in the night have something to fear... 1 The Bastard Stepchild - George R.R. Martin 2 Death by Dahlia - Charlaine Harris 3 The Bleeding Shadow - Joe R. Lansdale 4 Hungry Heart - Simon R. Green 5 Styx and Stones - Steven Saylor 6 Pain and Suffering - S.M. Stirling 7 ...
A Tyranny of Petticoats
15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls
by Jessica Spotswood (Mar 13, 2018)
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From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of tod...
Mysteria
by MaryJanice Davidson (Jul 05, 2006)
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Hundreds of years ago, in the mountains of Colorado (just close enough to Denver for great shoe shopping), the small town of Mysteria was “accidentally” founded by a random act of demonic kindness. Over time, it has become a veritable magnet for the supernatural—a place where magic has quietly coexisted with the mundane world.It’s a town like any o...
Many Bloody Returns
by Charlaine Harris (Sep 04, 2007)
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Never-before-published vampire stories by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, and many others. Suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous-these all-new stories will ensure that readers never think of vampires (or birthdays) in quite the same way again. In New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's "Dracula ...
Death's Excellent Vacation
by Charlaine Harris (Aug 03, 2010)
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Because everyone - and everything - needs a break from the routine, Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner return with an all-new story collection of postcards from the edge of the paranormal world...It really can be an endless summer - if you're immortal. Though a vampire would be ill-advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for gett...
Geektastic
Stories from the Nerd Herd
by Holly Black (Jun 07, 2010)
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Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Ma...
Toil & Trouble
15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
by Tess Sharpe (Aug 28, 2018)
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A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.Are you a good witch or a bad witch?Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the ...
My True Love Gave To Me
by STEPHANIE PERKINS (Oct 25, 2016)
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If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perki...
Dangerous Women
by George R. R. Martin (Sep 15, 2015)
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The Dangerous Women anthology contains following stories: - Introduction by Gardner Dozois - “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie - A Red Country story - “My Heart is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott - “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland - “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass - “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher - A Harry Dresden story - “Raisa S...
Blood Lite
An Anthology of Humorous Horror Stories Presented by the Horror Writers Association
by Kevin J. Anderson (Oct 21, 2008)
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The Horror Writers Association Presents Blood Lite...a collection of entertaining tales that puts the fun back into dark fiction, with ironic twists and tongue-in-cheek wit to temper the jagged edge.Charlaine Harris reveals the dark side of going green, when a quartet of die-hard environmentalists hosts a fundraiser with a gory twist in An Evening ...
Carniepunk
by Rachel Caine (Jan 01, 2013)
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A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. I...
Home Improvement
Undead Edition
by Charlaine Harris (Aug 02, 2011)
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There’s nothing like home renovation for finding skeletons in the closet or otherworldly portals in the attic. Now here’s the perfect treat for any homeowner who’s ever wondered, ‘What’s that creaking sound?’ (just before the ceiling comes crashing down!). Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner return with an all-new collection, this time o...
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination
Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
by John Joseph Adams (Feb 19, 2013)
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From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted...
Love Is Hell
by Scott Westerfeld (Nov 26, 2008)
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Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it.In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers—Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)—love may be twisted and turned around, but it's more potent ...
His Hideous Heart
13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
by Dahlia Adler (Sep 10, 2019)
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Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation.Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his beloved works have much in common with modern young adult fiction. Whether the stories are familiar to readers or discovered ...
Kisses from Hell
by Kristin Cast (Aug 25, 2010)
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Truly, Madly, UndeadlyThis irresistible collection features stories of love amid vampires by five of today's hottest authors—Kristin Cast (Tempted), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Alyson Noël (Evermore), Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning), and Francesca Lia Block (Pretty Dead).From a fugitive vampire forced to trust a boy who might work for the gro...
Teeth
Vampire Tales
by Ellen Datlow (Apr 05, 2011)
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Sink your teeth into these bite-sized tales exploring the intersections among the living, dead, and undead. Features stories by Neil Gaiman, Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Garth Nix, and many more....
Meet Cute
by Jennifer L. Armentrout (May 21, 2019)
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Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of "how they first met" from some of today’s most popular YA authors. Readers will experience Nina LaCour's beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cr...
Shards and Ashes
by Veronica Roth (Feb 19, 2013)
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Gripping original stories of dystopian worlds from nine New York Times bestselling authors, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong.The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are diseas...
Orgasmic
Erotica for Women
by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Aug 03, 2010)
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Orgasmic springs from a delicious idea -- a book of erotica that explores every possible type of orgasm. This highly original concept could only have come from the delightfully dirty (and brilliant) mind of Rachel Kramer Bussel. Oral sensations, digital delights, tricks with toys, and the old bump and grind are all featured, along with many more im...
Rags & Bones
New Twists on Timeless Tales
by Melissa Marr (Jan 20, 2015)
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The best writers of our generation retell classic tales. From Sir Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops", literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, today's most acclaimed award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories and use their ow...
Kiss Me Deadly
by Trisha Telep (Aug 03, 2010)
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For those who thirst for accounts of paranormal romance, Trisha Telep has compiled some of the most thrilling takes of forbidden love in this collection. First crushes and last rites; dark spells and bright magic; forbidden lovers and enchanted beings -- and always, always the hungry games of desire. Pucker up for a darkly sweet collection of ghost...
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance
by Trisha Telep (Jul 01, 2008)
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The biggest names in paranormal romance have created a fascinating array of 30 short stories of hot blood and inhuman passions that will leave you thirsting for more. Authors include Sherri Erwin, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jenna Black, Jenna Maclaine, Raven Hart, Delilah Devlin, Keri Arthur, Kimberly Raye, Alexis Morgan, Lilith Saintcrow, C.T. Adams, Cat...
Because You Love to Hate Me
13 Tales of Villainy
by Amerie (Jul 10, 2018)
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Leave it to the heroes to save the world--villains just want to rule the world.In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view.These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like "Medusa," Sherlock Holmes...
Vacations from Hell
by Libba Bray (May 26, 2009)
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Life's a beach . . . and then you're undead?in this must-have collection, five of today's hottest writers—Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty), Cassandra Clare (City of Bones), Claudia Gray (Evernight), Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes), and Sarah Mlynowski (Bras & Broomsticks)—tell supernatural tales of vacations gone awry. Lost lugga...
Corsets and Clockwork
13 Steampunk Romances
by Trisha Telep (Apr 26, 2011)
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Dark, urban fantasies come to life in the newest collection of Steampunk stories, Corsets & Clockwork. Young heroes and heroines battle evils with the help of supernatural or super-technological powers, each individual story perfectly balancing historical and fantastical elements. Throw in epic romances that transcend time, and this trendy, engross...
Three Sides of a Heart
Stories About Love Triangles
by Natalie C. Parker (Dec 04, 2018)
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You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these.These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, B...